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  1. BBC Coverage

    Basketball originated, developed and flourished in the United States - but the British game is enjoying a recent surge in attendances at venues across the country.

    The BBC are set to broadcast 32 live British Basketball League (BBL) matches this season, including eight games from the British Basketball Women's League (WBBL).

    This evening, we will start with live coverage on the BBC Sport website of the WBBL as Leicester Riders face Nottingham Wildcats.

    This is followed by the BBL Trophy semi-final second-leg as holders Leicester Riders take on London Lions.

    Friday, 16 February


    Leicester Riders v Nottingham Wildcats

    17:00-19:00 (Connected TV and online)

    BBL Trophy

    Leicester Riders v London Lions

    1st Leg: (Riders 90-81 Lions)

    19:30-21:30 (Connected TV and online)

  2. Get Inspired: How to get involved in Basketball

    More than 300,000 people are estimated to play basketball each month in the United Kingdom. All you need is a ball and hoop and there are thousands of outdoor courts across the country where you can play for free, so what are you waiting for?

    The British Basketball League (BBL) season runs from September to April, where you can watch the best players and pick up tips, but basketball can be played indoors and outdoors, making it a sport for all seasons.

    Find your local club by using the club finders for England Basketball,Basketball Northern Ireland,Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales.

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